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Akaka praises Obama's immigration announcement

Akaka praises Obama’s immigration announcement

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) released the following statement Friday: “I am proud of President Obama for taking strong action on this important domestic policy issue which has been blocked from action in Congress for too long. The United States is a nation with a long history of immigrants contributing to the […]

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Napolitano meets with travel, tourism industry leaders

Napolitano meets with travel, tourism industry leaders

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano met Friday, Nov. 12 with leaders of the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) to underscore the Department’s continued commitment to partnering with the nation’s travel and tourism industry to facilitate the flow of trade and travel while maintaining high security standards to protect the American people. […]

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'Stop. Think. Connect.' cybersecurity awareness campaign

‘Stop. Think. Connect.’ cybersecurity awareness campaign

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Homeland Security has launched the “Stop. Think. Connect.” public cybersecurity awareness campaign — a national initiative that promotes simple steps the public can take to increase their safety and security online. “We all share a responsibility to prevent cyber attacks and increase our nation’s resilience to cyber threats,” said DHS […]

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Record-breaking immigration enforcement under Obama Administration

Record-breaking immigration enforcement under Obama Administration

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton have announced record-breaking immigration enforcement statistics achieved under the Obama administration — including unprecedented numbers of convicted criminal alien removals and overall alien removals in fiscal year 2010. Napolitano’s announcements reflect this administration’s continued focus […]

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Honolulu Airport to receive advanced imaging technology

Honolulu Airport to receive advanced imaging technology

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced the deployment of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded advanced imaging technology (AIT) to 28 additional airports nationwide – strengthening security at airports throughout the nation while creating local jobs. Honolulu International Airport is among those on the list. “As part of the Department’s ongoing […]

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DHS performs 100 percent watchlist matching for domestic flights

DHS performs 100 percent watchlist matching for domestic flights

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced that 100 percent of passengers traveling within the United States and its territories are now being checked against terrorist watchlists through the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight program — a major step in fulfilling a key 9/11 Commission recommendation. Before Secure Flight, […]

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Lingle in D.C. for National Governors Association meeting

Lingle in D.C. for National Governors Association meeting

MEDIA RELEASE With a focus on strengthening Hawaii’s economy and enhancing partnerships with the federal government, Gov. Linda Lingle is in Washington, D.C. to participate in the National Governors Association annual meeting. Lingle and the nation’s governors will meet with President Obama at the White House. Lingle already has met with Obama Administration officials, including […]

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Proposed standards for private sector preparedness; comments deadline Nov. 15

Proposed standards for private sector preparedness; comments deadline Nov. 15

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced new proposed standards for a 9/11 Commission-recommended program for the private sector to improve preparedness for disasters and emergencies. “Preparedness is a shared responsibility and everyone — including businesses, universities and non-profit organizations — has a role to play,” Napolitano said. “Ensuring our private […]

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Veterans Web site highlights employment, contracting opportunities

Veterans Web site highlights employment, contracting opportunities

MEDIA RELEASE A new Web site designed to provide a one-stop location for veterans and veterans organizations to learn about Department of Homeland Security’s many veteran outreach initiatives and hiring and contracting opportunities has been unveiled. “This new Web site reflects the shared commitment across the Department to hiring American veterans,” DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano […]

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HUD, DHS launches Web site to solicit public comments

HUD, DHS launches Web site to solicit public comments

MEDIA RELEASE Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have announced the launch of DisasterRecoveryWorkingGroup.g… — a new interagency Web site that will allow federal disaster recovery officials to solicit public comments from state, local and tribal partners and the public. The new Web site will be used by […]

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Redesigned USCIS Web site launched

Redesigned USCIS Web site launched

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas and Federal Chief Performance Officer Jeff Zients have announced the launch of a redesigned USCIS Web site — available in English and Spanish. “Transparency and openness are critical to effective immigration and citizenship policies,” Napolitano said. “USCIS’ […]

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Are you prepared? Better be this month

Are you prepared? Better be this month

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate marked the beginning of the sixth annual National Preparedness Month — focusing on becoming better prepared for and more resilient in the face of emergencies of all kinds. “National Preparedness Month is about building a culture of personal […]

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Honolulu Airport in latest Global Entry expansion

Honolulu Airport in latest Global Entry expansion

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced the expansion of the Global Entry initiative — a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pilot program that streamlines the screening process at airports for trusted travelers through biometric identification — to 13 additional airports across the United States. Global Entry expedites the customs […]

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DHS launches YouTube channel

DHS launches YouTube channel

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Homeland Security has launched the DHS YouTube Channel and announced the redesign of www.DHS.gov — steps to enhance the Department’s Web presence, increase transparency and provide accurate, up-to-date information to the public. “Social media plays an increasingly large role in our engagement with the public, especially in the event of […]

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